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Serious yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis with persisting rash

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I went to the doctor yesterday for a serious yeast infection. He told me I definitely had a yeast infection as well as bacterial vaginitis, both of which are very common in women. He gave me medication and said that if I didn't feel better I should get tested for GC. I feel a lot better, but there seems to be a rash left from when I had the yeast infection. I've read that it's normal to have a diaper rash. If I had Gonorrhea, would the medicine and topical cream for yeast infections cure the symptoms of it? Or would it remain the same/get worse?

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The rash could be due to the yeast infection or the related inflammation and trauma (something like a diaper rash). Once the infections is fully under control the rash will also resolve. Gonorrhoea typically presents with burning micturition, pain during sex, vaginal discharges etc. Rashes are rare and occur at later stages.

Since the symptoms are improving your Doctor diagnosis seems to be correct. Gonorrhoea is less likely. The medication for bacterial vaginitis (usually Metronidazole / similar azoles) and the antifungal cream for the yeast infection will NOT cure or act against the Gonorrhoeae bacteria.

Hope this helps
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Thank you.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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